Monthly Archives: February 2007

WDTPRS is moving

We are moving.   No, our address is not changing. The blog has been on a server with a remote mysql service which created some instability problems. This should take place pretty soon.  I don’t think we will have any significant … Continue reading

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My favorite from 22 February … so far

Yesterday’s favorite so far, though I haven’t really looked at all of them yet. The uncompressed version sucks the oxygen out of the room.

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Saturday after Ash Wednesday: Super Oblata

We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s SUPER OBLATA:Suscipe, quaesumus, Domine,sacrificium placationis et laudis,et praesta, ut, huius operatione mundati,beneplacitum tibi nostrae mentis offeramus affectum. This prayer had its forerunner in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary … Continue reading

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Friday after Ash Wednesday: Super Oblata

We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s SUPER OBLATA: Sacrificium, Domine, observantiae quadragesimalis offerimus, quod tibi, quaesumus, mentes nostras reddat acceptas, et continentiae promptioris nobis tribuat facultatem. Both the grand Lewis and Short as … Continue reading

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What does “griccia” mean?

There was a question about the griccia style alb.  The statue of Peter in the Basilica of St. Peter on two days of the year is dressed up with the papal tiara, cope, pectoral Cross and epicopal ring.  Once upon … Continue reading

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MISSING!!

Biretta tip to Conversi ad Dominum: o{]:¬)

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Photos of the Cathedra and Tiara

I went to the Basilica this afternoon. I got some breathtaking shots. These will only scratch the surface of what I got. First, you should know that it is pretty dark in the Basilica, so steady is the name of … Continue reading

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Pope: Post-Synodal Exhortation “imminent”?

The Pope seems to have announced the imminent release of the Post-Synodal Exhortation during a meeting with the priests of the Diocese of Rome, this morning, in the Hall of Blessings in the Apostolic Palace. Benoit XVI annonce lui-meme la … Continue reading

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A taste of Leo for the Cathedra

Some of you lay folks out there probably recite the Liturgy of the Hours. Maybe you also use the Office of Readings. If you don’t read Latin, you might not know how glorious the sermons of St. Leo the Great … Continue reading

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My View, one year ago today

One year ago today I photographed one of most amazing views I have every seen.

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The Basilica on the Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter

UPDATE!  It’s baaaaack!  The papal tiara, or triregno is back on the head of the bronze statue of St. Peter in the Basilica today.  For the last couple years, it was politically correctly absent. Here are photos I have shot … Continue reading

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Thursday after Ash Wednesday: Super Oblata

We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s SUPER OBLATA:Hostias, quaesumus, Domine, propitius intende,quas sacris altaribus exhibemus,ut, nobis indulgentiam largiendo,tuo nomini dent honorem.This prayer comes from ancient times. It is in the Gelasian and Veronese … Continue reading

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CDW Secretary Archbp. Ranjith on “Tridentine” Mass

A couple weeks ago the editor of Inside the Vatican said that he was readying an interview with H.E. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. The text is available. Here are … Continue reading

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Caption please

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